West Ealing Community Cultural Quarter plan reaches crowdfunding target

With a few days to spare the plan for the West Ealing Community Cultural Quarter is up and running thanks to pledges from 169 people and organisations reaching the target of £34,021. The West London Islamic Centre in Singapore Road made the final contribution to reach the target. Congratulations to everyone involved in helping this idea get off the ground.

This now gives the go-ahead for OPEN Ealing and the Ealing Centre for Independent Living to ‘ reopen a closed shop in West Ealing and create an amazing diverse retail and artistic space offering a range of community engagement art activities accessible to all – promoting inclusion, mental and physical wellbeing and independent living within the area. It will be a place where we can meet old friends, make new ones & express ourselves.

We’ll be able to learn about the area’s diverse culture via exhibitions, classes and events curated by the community for the community. The front will be a retail unit selling affordable mobility equipment, refurbished on site by our team of apprentices under the guidance of a qualified mobility engineer. The shop will be the first of its kind in the area.’

Watch this space as further developments are under discussion for the West Ealing Community Cultural Quarter.

West Ealing BID voted back for another 5 years

Almost five years ago the shops and businesses in West Ealing voted to be part of a Business Improvement District (BID). The BID provides  services such as waste collection and training courses for businesses along with helping fund events such as the Avenue Vintage and Antique Market, the SoundBite Festival and the Christmas Fair  to bring more shoppers to West Ealing.

A vote was held in November on renewing the BID for another five years and the answer was a resounding yes. Of the 134 votes cast 96 were in favour.

Congratulations to the BID and we look forward to hearing about their plans for the next five years.